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Survey: Country Nervous Over Trump Controversies

A Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that the morning news cycle has a majority or respondents feeling nervous about the future in the wake of the reports of various controversies surrounding the Trump administration, a perception held largely by Democrats.

The poll found that a majority of voters (55%, with a plus-or-minus two percentage point margin of error) say they feel nervous about the future. But that number is 83% for Democrats, compared with only 27% of Republicans.

On the angst meter, 62% of Democrats said they "experience anxiety" because of the president's controversies, while only 19% of Republicans say that is the case.

Respondents were split over whether the media were treating Trump fairly, with 43% saying yes and 42% saying no. But in terms of the political breakdown, that was like saying the average of one leg in the fire and the other in a bucket of ice is a pleasant temperature.

Three-quarters (75%) of Democrats said the media were being fair, while three-quarters of Republicans (76%) said they weren't.

Independents were actually split, with 37% saying the media was treating Trump fairly, but 40% saying they were not.